Conception X Cohort V

Conception X is the UK’s leading deep tech venture programme that helps PhD students turn their research into early stage startups. Over the past three years, Conception X has helped more than 200 PhD students acquire entrepreneurial skills and launch their own startups. To find out more about the programme and how you can apply, sign up for a Discovery Session on the 19 October or the 16 November and hear directly from alumni teams about how Conception X has helped them get where they are.

Conception X is a non-equity and zero-fee programme open to all PhD students in the UK. The programme runs from March to November every year and to find out more please see our website or join one of our Discovery Sessions listed above. 

If you are interested in applying for the Startup X programme, please contact the University’s Commercialisation Team ( and Student Enterprise Team ( who can offer support and advice, particularly on any IP related issues. Also feel free to get in touch with the Conception X Hub Manager Olivia Ash if you have any questions. 

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Christine Comrie

Student Communications Officer

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